Applications are open for the National Overseas Scholarship 2022-23 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India.
About National Overseas Scholarship
The Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship is to facilitate the low income students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans category to obtain higher education viz., Master degree or Ph.D courses by studying abroad thereby improving their Economic and Social status.
Scope of National Overseas Scholarship
The Scheme provides financial assistance to the selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and Ph.D. courses abroad in Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/authorized body of that country in any field of study.
In each Selection Year, 125 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds, will be given under the Scheme.
The following will be the category-wise distribution of slots for various groups eligible for scholarships under the scheme:
Scheduled Castes: 115
Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes: 6
Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans: 4
If for any specific year, successful candidates are not available to the extent prescribed for each of the above listed categories, the awards for that year will become open for candidates belonging to other categories mentioned above as per merit criteria under the scheme.
30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates. However, in case, adequate women candidates are not available as per the stipulations of the scheme, then the unutilized slots will be utilized by selecting suitable male candidates.
Bachelors Level courses in any discipline are not covered under the Scheme.
Candidates already staying or studying or having completed studies abroad by utilizing any other scholarship from State Government, other agency, or through own funds are not eligible to apply under NOS.
Minimum Qualification for the National Overseas Scholarship
In order to be eligible for scholarship, at least 60% marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required.
In case of Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam would be Master’s Degree and for Master’s Degree courses, the qualifying examination would be Bachelor’s Degree.
In case a student has completed Bachelor’s of Engineering after completing Diploma (Lateral Entry to 2nd year), percentage of marks obtained in Bachelor’s degree will be taken into account.
Not more than 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on first day of April for selection year.
Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum in the preceding financial year as detailed in para 8 c of these guidelines. The income certificate should be issued by a Revenue Officer not below the rank of “Tehsildar”. The students will submit the ITR/ITRs of the family members as well.
Duration of Award with Financial Assistance
How to Apply?
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